She claims the report "vindicates" her. She said that the investigation found "no unlawful or unethical activity on my part."Americans need to wake up! This woman, and her running mate at the top of the Republican ticket, should be defeated soundly three weeks from today.
Her response is either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian.
Page 8, Finding Number One of the report says: "I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act."
In plain English, she did something "unlawful." She broke the state ethics law.
...Palin's response is the kind of political "big lie" that George Orwell warned against. War is peace. Black is white. Up is down.
...[her behavior] wasn't appropriate, especially for someone elected as an ethical reformer. And her Orwellian claims of "vindication" make this blemish on her record look even worse.
You asked us to hold you accountable, Gov. Palin. Did you mean it?
Bottom line: Gov. Palin, read the report. It says you violated the ethics law.
14 October 2008
Sarah In Wonderland
The Anchorage Daily News published a devastating editorial for Sarah Palin and her "Orwellian" reaction to the "Troopergate" verdict:
Posted by Wayne at 10/14/2008